The 5 Best Films About The 4th Of July

It’s that time of year again. Time for Apple pies fresh out the oven, Fireworks to illuminate the night sky and a nice hot bowl of borscht to warm the bones. I’m assuming. I don’t know what Americans eat besides your pastries. But i know movies and here are five films about America’s favorite day to buy furniture.


5. 1776

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“A musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.”

The film every hung over substitute teacher would put on so he could “Sleep this one off”, 1776 was still a very enjoyable film. The musical numbers are catchy and the performances are top notch. I don’t know how accurate the history is though because like the teacher, I, Too, was hung over.


4. Born on the Fourth of July

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.”

The film that proved to the world that Tom Cruise was more than just a pretty face, He owns the screen with his electrifying performance. This hard hitting biopic might be Oliver Stone’s best film to date.


3. The Patriot

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.”

Roland Emmerich loves his big bombastic epics and The Patriot delivers the goods. But this is yet again, another movie on the list that’s over 2 hours. Americans love their 4th of July movies to take up the entire day.


2. John Adams

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“The life of one of the USA’s Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation’s first 50 years.”

500 minutes!? I’m not watching that.


1. Independence Day

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive.”

Another film over 2 hours but at least this one is about Will Smith punching an alien in the fucking face. And you can’t get more American than that. But none of these films have explained why you Americans are obsessed with Chinese explody boxes (Fireworks) and selling furniture? Maybe Roland Emmerich will explain this in his next film.


So there you have it. 5 films about patriots and pie. Tell me what your favorites are down below and if you’re planning on playing with explosives tonight, make sure you don’t blow your fingers off but if you do, just slap some borscht on ’em. It’ll fix anything.

  • sailor monsoon

    Good question.
    I was drunk and googled American movies

  • Tanis11

    How did Team America not make this list.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    Independence day is the best movie to watch on the 4th of july.

  • Joe Newman

    I’ll have to check it out sometime.

  • DontBeMeanInternet

    2 films: Strange Brew and Canadian Bacon. That is all.

  • sailor monsoon

    It’s a fun flick

  • Kemosabe

    Indepence Day is an amazing movie. I don’t know why anyone would need to feel shame in loving it. I love pizza. Not ashamed. I love fast cars. Not ashamed. I love all things that are awesome, including Independence Day. Not ashamed.

  • sailor monsoon

    John adams is really good.

  • Duke

    Should we have shame saying we love Independence Day cause that’s news to me.

  • TheDeadFellow

    I hide zero shame in saying that I LOVE Independence Day. It’s the kind of triumphant, slam banging entertainment that never gets old and alongside Jurassic Park and the Alien series, was a cornerstone of my childhood. I’d use to take toy planes and whatever I could find and reenact the final battle with the kitchen and/or family tables. Good times.

    Also definitely a fan of The Patriot. It’s a brutal film and not particularity accurate, but it has my boyz Mel Gibson and Jason Isaacs and get really get my patriotic side going (which, admittedly, doesn’t take much).

  • Lydia Deetz

    I may fire up my VUDU account and watch it.

  • Duke

    Independence Day for the win!

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  • Joe Newman

    I’ve never seen The Patriot or John Adams, but I enjoy your other choices. I’m not a huge fan of Independence Day, but I might like it more now as I am in the minority that thinks the second one is better. Don’t shoot me.

  • I love The Patriot.